I've known SS since the 8th grade - so it's been like 14 years. I remember all the nerdy things our group of friends did back in high school and I remember the people we used to be. That just makes it all the more special when you watch them do real-life adult things, like get married. There's something so nostalgic about it and the gravity of the situation is so much more apparent. We are not children anymore, we're all growing up and life is changing and it's scary and exciting and new. I was so honored to be a part of the bridal party and to stand with my friend as she embarks upon this journey with her new husband. All of the past 14 years flashed by - proms, nights spent hanging out at various people's houses on Long Island, graduation, weekends home from college, our insane email threads that have gotten us through internships, breakups, new relationships, and life changes. I am happy that I still have people in my life who remember me when I was just this shy, gawky, nerdy girl who had no idea who she was as a person. I'm glad that they still want me to be present for the exciting things that are happening in their lives. That really means something to me. I love watching my friends grow up and come into their own. It's such a blessing that we have continued to remain a close part of each others' lives. I can't wait for the next high school wedding =)
Monday, July 30, 2012
wedding weekend seattle!
Just got back this afternoon from a wonderful wedding weekend in Seattle for one of my oldest friends, SS! It was such a fun weekend, I can't even really describe it. I've been going to a lot of weddings lately - I'm at that age where people are starting to pair off and get serious - but there's something so different about going to a wedding of someone you've known since you were young. I felt the same way when I went to my high school friend's wedding in Israel - it's just different somehow. There's this emotion and history that doesn't exist with my college or post-college friends.